Posts Tagged with "biodiesel"

Where is the action in Honolulu?

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


I’m in Honolulu this week, joining local organizers and activists outside the Major Economies Meeting (MEM) at the East-West Center on UH-Manoa’s campus. The 16 biggest carbon-emitting nations are here at President Bush’s request to discuss “Energy Security and Climate Change,” but the meetings are closed to the public, and hopes are not high that [...]

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The Mainstream Media Spreads the Word about Palm Oil

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


It has been an amazing few weeks for media about palm oil. Three articles, from the Sacramento Bee, the NYTimes, and highlighted the problems with the expansion of palm oil in Indonesia and Malaysia. The Sacramento Bee article highlighted the role of palm oil in habitat destruction in Indonesia– underlining the threat to orangutans [...]

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Take action for food sovereignty on January 26th

Thursday, January 17, 2008

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On Saturday, January 26th, the Rainforest Agribusiness campaign will be joining hundreds of thousands of people across the world in a day of action being called by the World Social Forum. Along with Via Campesina–a global farmers’ movement that represents over 100 million farmers around the world–and other organizations worldwide, the rainforest agribusiness campaign is [...]

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Deforestation Diesel

Monday, April 9, 2007


The next time you fill up your little VW Bug with biodiesel you’ll be shocked to find out that you could be contributing to the continuing deforestation of the world’s rainforests. How? Palm, a popular species of tree from which the cheapest and easiest forms of biofuels are sourced from, is the world’s number one [...]

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